Volume 17, 2006
Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting
Tyron Love, Colin Higgins
An Investigation of Intent and Consequence
This paper outlines issues of corporate philanthropy research. Of significant value is that normative prescriptions and non-empirical conceptual models lack the
support of rigorous empirical research. Moreover, dominant methodological approaches embedded in the positivist tradition lack the depth required in
understanding managerial involvement in corporate philanthropic programmes. Accordingly, this paper argues for new methodological insights. The research agenda should question the capitalistic nature of corporations, delve deep into management thought and recognise the affect of corporate philanthropy on multiple corporate stakeholders.